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  • Director of Financial Operations

    Reports to: President and CEO

    FSLA Classification: Full-time, exempt

    Position Summary

    Under the general direction of the President and CEO, the Director of Financial Operations is responsible for managing a variety of accounting functions. This includes, but not limited to preparation and posting of month-end journal entries, reconciling general ledger accounts, and complete tax and audit schedules.


    • Manage month end closing for three entities: The Research Foundation (TRF), Cass Community Health Foundation (CCHF), and the Cass County Dental Clinic (CCDC) including account reconciliations, subledger reconciliations and financial statement analysis. 
    • Track investment/trust account monthly. Allocate interest, dividends, short-term and long-term gains and losses, (both realized and unrealized), and the bank fees—all to be allocated to the various projects and funds.  Update projects and allocation pool as needed. Prepare schedules as the President and CEO and Board Treasurer directs.
    • Process accounts payable including proper account coding. 
    • Enter/record payroll and retirement information. 
    • Prepare monthly and quarterly financial statements and reports in compliance with GAAP to be presented to Finance and Investment Committees. 
    • Manage annual audit and information return preparation and completion with outside accounting firm. 
    • Reviews checking and investment accounts recommending transfers as needed to fund current operating expenses.
    • Utilize the Financial Edge and Raiser’s Edge software 
    • Secures insurance coverage for all three organizations, as needed.
    • Assist in developing the annual budget for TRF, CCHF and CCDC. Analyze budgets, preparing periodic reports that compare budgeted costs to actual costs and preparing worksheets.
    • Attend and present at the quarterly TRF & CCHF Foundation Board meetings, quarterly TRF Foundation Investment committee meetings and quarterly TRF & CCHF Finance committee meetings.
    • Stay abreast of current accounting changes to ensure compliance with GAAP.
    • Liaise with IT company on IT matters and serves as first line IT support for team.
    • Work with an eye towards process improvements using available technology. Recommend and implement them, as needed.
    • Other projects and duties as assigned.


    • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting from an accredited college or university (prefer a CPA)
    • A minimum of four to six years of experience in the accounting field. 
    • Proficiency in Office 365 Suite requires and other web-based programs.
    • Strong financial statement analysis and knowledge of GAAP required. Not-for-profit accounting experience preferred.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to collaborate with various constituents including Board of Directors, volunteers, other office staff, and outside consultants.
    • Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently.
    • Possesses critical thinking skills while working to find efficient solutions.
    • Ability to adapt to change and be receptive to feedback.
    • Work as a member of the Foundation team to achieve organizational goals.

    Work Environment

    • The Director of Financial Operations works in The Research Foundation office. The office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and located on the first floor of Research Medical Center. Standard office setting with frequent interruptions and distractions; extended periods of time reviewing computer monitor; possible exposure to dissatisfied individuals. Workplace is a smoke- and drug-free environment
    • This position operates primarily in a professional office environment that is fully accessible. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. Occasional evening and weekend work, as well as occasional travel in the Greater Kansas City region
    • Physical - The employee must be able to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. This role uses standard office equipment (e.g., computers, phones, copiers, scanners and filing cabinets)
    • Vision – See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents; and to operate assigned equipment,
    • Hearing – Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction

    Apply by sending your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Cynthia Randazzo at 

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